Just to add to this one those cars are known for bad coolant temp sensors. When they go bad they usually always read colder then actually temp and they only use one sensor for the gauge and for the computer to turn the fan on fuel etc. They also leak coolant into the connector causing them to corrod the connector. You said it never got above a 1/4 temp on the gauge and it was leaking coolant out the radiator cap. That could be a bad sensor or bad cap or both. Also you said the temp never gets above a 1/4 on the gauge thats a bad thermostat or coolant temp sensor. With a 122,000 miles on the car I would replace the thermostat also replace the coolant temp sensor. Inspect the inside of the connector going to the coolant temp sensor if the terminals are green or blue instead of silver then replace the connector also. Throw a radiator cap on it also there cheap. Also does your radiator fan work with the a/c on if the a/c works?
Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 12:14 AM